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T'ang China : the rise of the East in world history

Author: Samuel Adrian M Adshead
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
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China's role in world history has been controversial, especially as seen through an economic lens. This book presents an alternative interpretation of that role, less exclusively economic, more broadly based, and focused on the T'ang period, one of China's acknowledged golden ages. It shows how a different China, Buddhist or Taoist rather than Confucian, aristocratic as much as meritocratic, achieved, through  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Andre Gunder Frank; André G Frank
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel Adrian M Adshead
ISBN: 1403934568 9781403934567 1403934576 9781403934574
OCLC Number: 54826145
Description: xvii, 233 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Polemic : before the rise of the East --
Politics : the genius of T'ang --
Economy : China takes centre-stage --
Society : a multiple in China --
Intellect : China's complex pluralism --
Return to the West : reflux and prognosis.
Responsibility: S.A.M. Adshead.
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This book presents a picture focused on the T'ang period, one of China's acknowledged golden ages. Within a looser web of globalization, the T'ang period and its dynamics offers a distant mirror of  Read more...

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'Any student interested in macro-history, as well as in the history of China in pre-modern times, will be well rewarded by reading it.' - Professor John S. Gregory, former Professor of History, La Read more...

 
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